Scott Eugene Cook
Soldotna resident Scott Eugene Cook died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007, at his home. He was 48.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. Pastor Randy Parshall will officiate. Additional services and burial will be held in Keller, Wash. Pallbearers will be Doug Yessak, Joe Grubb, Tommy Kilfoyle, Mike Murray, Steve Burney, Kim Cook, Ernie Biele, Ray Christiaens, Clint Cook, Kenny Miller and Chad Aubertin.
Mr. Cook was born May 31, 1958, in Glendive, Mont. He was a 1976 graduate of Moses Lake High School in Washington. He worked for Connor’s Drilling and D.H. Blattner and Sons Inc. in Montana. He moved to Alaska in 1991 and worked for Inlet Drilling, Grace Drilling, Nabors Alaska Drilling, Raven Contractors and Nordic-Calista until the time of his death. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna.
“Scott was a kind, gentle, peaceful soul, always generous in thought and deed. A man of many traits and talent, he could do anything. He was self-educated and whatever he didn’t know, he would learn. He had a great sense of humor and made everyone feel at ease. Entertaining with his impressions of Donald Duck and telling jokes was one of Scott’s personal trademarks,” his family said.
“He loved to play guitar and make up impromptu songs. He loved to hunt with rifle or bow and arrow and was an avid fisherman who loved being on the water. One of his quotes was ‘The fishin is always good, the catchin just isn’t. Scott wasn’t afraid to show affection. He developed many wonderful and meaningful relationships with a special place in his heart for each one, and was highly respected by his family, friend and co-workers. He always had a dog with him, whether it was Elizabeth ‘Liz’, Smokey, Gracie Mae or Captain. He recently risked his life to save Captain from the icy Kenai River.”
“Scott was a proud descendent of the Lake Tribes of the Colville Confederated Tribes. As he wished, his organs and tissues were donated so others may live longer and better. Words cannot express how much we will miss him. Scott will be cherished and remembered within our hearts forever.”
Mr. Cook was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles Aubertin, Edward Cook and Bertha Cook.
He is survived by his wife, Sheryl Kay (Burney) Cook of Soldotna; mother, Marilyn Aubertin of Grand Coulee, Wash.; father and his wife, Ward and Rita Cook of Sun City, Ariz.; brothers, Kim Cook and his wife, Donn, of Soap Lake, Wash., and Clint Cook of Chico, Calif.; sister, Julie Frields and her husband, Sean, of Sacramento, Calif.; grandmother, Peggy Cruse of Four Lakes, Wash.; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial donations be sent in Scott’s name to any Credit Union 1, account No. 86058S1.3, 44758 Sterling Hwy., Soldotna, AK 99669.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.
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